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I think I said in the column that most real estate agents are honest decent people. But I've dealt with enough of them over 30 years to learn that there are some very bad apples out there. I personally have been burned several times by these folks. The problem is, you can't tell which is which un...
09/24/2009
After reading this article http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/32939476/ns/business-personal_finance// I felt the need to write to Mr. Schoen.   Dear Mr. Schoen,    I read with interest your analysis on real estate agents and their motives.  I have been a real estate agent now for over 23 years and certa...
09/21/2009
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"Existing Home Sales Jump to Two Year High" today's Bloomberg News proclaims and in the Arizona Republic there was the headline; " After 27-month slide, Valley home prices holding steady" affirming that our market is also stabilizing.  The National Association of Realtors reports today that sales...
08/22/2009
I am now a Certified Mortgage Protection Specialist (CMPS) and as such I can provide buyers and sellers with the HELP program.  This program provides job loss protection so that for the first two years after a home is purchased this program will pay up to six months of mortgage payments (up to $1...
08/14/2009
Time is running out for taking advantage of the First Time Homebuyer Tax Credit.  To get this credit you must close on a home before December 1, 2009.  Don't wait or you might lose out.   Home prices are historically low and there is a lot of competition for them.  If you have any questions or if...
08/02/2009
FOUNTAIN HILLS Where is the largest fountain in the world located? While some might answer that it is Le Jet d'Eau in Geneva, Switzerland many would be surprised to hear that it is actually in Fountain Hills, Arizona. At 560' high it is 100' higher than its rival in Switzerland as noted in the Gu...
10/16/2008
AHWATUKEE Ahwatukee - it is quite a mouthful. A word from the Crow Indians meaning the "house of my dreams". Very appropriate for an area which houses many beautiful neighborhoods and outstanding custom estates. Wrapping around the eastern and southern edge of South Mountain, Ahwatukee and the Ah...
10/13/2008
AHWATUKEE Ahwatukee - it is quite a mouthful. A word from the Crow Indians meaning the "house of my dreams". Very appropriate for an area which houses many beautiful neighborhoods and outstanding custom estates. Wrapping around the eastern and southern edge of South Mountain, Ahwatukee and the Ah...
10/13/2008
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Ocotillo Named after the curious southwestern desert plant Fouquira Splendens, also known as Flamingsword, Jacob's Staff or Coachwhip, Ocotillo the plant and the master planned community share a few things in common. Ocotillo the plant looks for most of the year like an arrangement of large, spin...
10/13/2008
TROON NORTH March 16, 1878 at the Portland Arms Hotel in Troon, on the rocky, windswept and scrub strewn coastline of western Scotland, a group of determined golfers met to form what would become the Royal Troon Golf Club. Meanwhile, in the territory of Arizona in the foothills of the McDowell Mo...
10/13/2008
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